100 Bible Verses about Backstabbers

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 288 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 172 helpful votes

For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

Romans 1:30 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

John 8:7 ESV / 119 helpful votes

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 117 helpful votes

If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Romans 1:29 ESV / 114 helpful votes

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 110 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Romans 1:18 ESV / 108 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Jeremiah 48:10 ESV / 102 helpful votes

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

Romans 1:24-32 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. ...

Psalm 41:9 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.

Habakkuk 2:4 ESV / 89 helpful votes

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

John 8:32 ESV / 88 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Romans 1:30-32 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Leviticus 20:13 ESV / 81 helpful votes

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 80 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 80 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Proverbs 23:6-8 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words.

Psalm 110:1 ESV / 79 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Psalm 55:21 ESV / 77 helpful votes

His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 70 helpful votes

You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

Proverbs 25:23 ESV / 69 helpful votes

The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 66 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 12:26 ESV / 64 helpful votes

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 61 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

John 14:6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Jeremiah 9:4 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 56:1-13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil. ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 54 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

John 1:1 ESV / 54 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Romans 1:31 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 48 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Luke 22:48 ESV / 48 helpful votes

But Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 48 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Romans 1:28-32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

James 1:26 ESV / 45 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 81:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Those who hate the Lord would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever.

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Psalm 41:5-6 ESV / 44 helpful votes

My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?” And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 5:5 ESV / 43 helpful votes

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 42 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 1:18-32 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

2 Corinthians 12:20-21 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

James 4:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 26:14-16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 3:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John 10:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

John 14:27 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Jeremiah 20:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my close friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.”

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 8:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Proverbs 26:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Romans 8:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. ...

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

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